I've been a Hornady Progressive press user for many years (over 20) - initially the 1st model 'Hornady Projector progressive' and only recently in the past couple of years upgraded to the Hornady Lock-n-Load progressive. Which after using the first version is a huge
upgrade in usability and speed of reloading.
Now, be aware I'm a Hornady loyalist and like the colour red
But, I have very minimal breakdowns: A couple of small issues with the primer feed mechanism on the first version and no issues on the Lock-n-Load at all. It just plain works and works well, is accurate, I can change out dies in a few seconds, shell plate in about a minute and if your purchase the extra powder thrower adapter you can also change that out in about two minutes. This is much easier than 're-adjusting' the thrower for different pistol callibres (read brass heights). I like the 'feel' you get when priming on the down stroke and looking to purchase the auto case feeder attachment very soon, not that I really need it but why not - makes it all just that much easier.
I have good friends that reload on Dillans and they are just as biased as me for my equipment - you would never get them to purchase another press! I personally don't see what all the fuss is for the big blue and I believe there is plenty of bang-for-buck with the big red.